ABC

The ABC Television Network is home to the Emmy-winning "Modern Family" and comedy favorite "The Goldbergs"; reality phenomenons "Shark Tank" and "American Idol" as well as long-running hit "Dancing with the Stars"; "General Hospital," along with daytime talk show "The View" and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The network also hosts a number of television's awards shows, including The Oscars, the Country Music Awards, The American Music Awards and more.

ABC Studios is the key content provider for the ABC Entertainment Group. The studio's current hits include "Grey's Anatomy," "The Good Doctor," "American Housewife," "Speechless," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and more series that air on other networks.


NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 20: American actor Richard Belzer attends Global Champions of A Mother's Fight Awards Dinner hosted by EGPAF at the Mandarin Oriental on February 20, 2013 in New York (Image: Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock.com)

Law & Order: SVU, X-Files, 30 Rock: How Det. John Munch Transcends TV

It's been quite a journey for actor-comedian Richard Belzer, whose best-known character is Det. John Munch. The character was introduced in 1993 on NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street created by Paul Attanasio. The series was set in Baltimore. Belzer appeared in all 122 episodes during its seven-season run when it wrapped in 1999. Later […]

Undertaker, Blackface, South Park, Anime & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Undertaker, Blackface, South Park, Anime & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome to this week's edition of BCTV Sunday Slices, our little slice of weekly Heaven where I highlight some of Bleeding Cool's television coverage from the past week while bestowing some incredibly not objective, totally opinionated wisdom on what the past week brought to the television landscape. In the BCTV Comments section below, you are more […]

: BCTV Top 30 Influencers 2020 Mid-Year Report Card

Star Trek, Lucifer, AHS & More: BCTV 2020 Influencers Mid-Year Report

So back at the beginning of the year, we published The Bleeding Cool Top 30 TV Series Influencers 2020, a look inside the BCTV "crystal ball" to predict the broadcast, cable, and streaming shows that would have a major influence on our viewing habits as we rolled through 2020 – and beyond. We made some changes […]

Holey Moley II: ABC Preview Had Us Hooked at "Pirate Jon Lovitz"

What better way to break up a stressful week than watching a couple of rounds of jacked-up mini-golf? Well, that's where ABC and NBA superstar, mini-golf course pro, and executive producer Stephen Curry's mini-golf competition series Holey Moley comes in. Now, this is usually the part where we start the preview with lots of bells-n-whistles to […]

Why Hasn't Jimmy Kimmel Addressed His Own Blackface History?

Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface; Carolla Defends Man Show Mate

Jimmy Kimmel finally addressed his 400 lb gorilla in his closet, his impressions of African American celebrities in blackface. In a prepared statement, the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! explained the context of the impersonations. "I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by […]

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "A Trout in the Milk" - After a bumpy landing in the disco decade, the team - Daniel Sousa in tow - reunites with more than one familiar face at the S.H.I.E.L.D. hangout and discovers exactly how to dismantle the Chronicoms' latest plan. But when they get too close for comfort, the Zephyr unexpectedly leaps forward again, this time to a date pivotal to not only the future of S.H.I.E.L.D. but to the future of Director Mack as well on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," airing WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. - (ABC/Mitch Haaseth) MING-NA WEN

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 Preview: Chastity McBryde, On the Case

C'mon, you didn't think Coulson (Clark Gregg), May (Ming-Na Wen), Daisy (Chloe Bennet), and the rest of our Agents weren't going to find a way to save Sousa (Enver Gjokaj), did you? After a little switcheroo to throw Hydra off the trail, Sousa's now traveling with our time-displaced heroes to their next stop: The 70s. […]

Doctor Who, Lucifer, Randy Orton, Alienist & More: BCTV Sunday Slices (Image: Netflix)

Doctor Who, Lucifer, Randy Orton, Alienist & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Three weeks in a row and BCTV Sunday Slices is already our longest and most meaningful relationship (make of that what you will). Just like how things went down the past two weeks, this weekly little slice of Heaven is where I highlight some of Bleeding Cool's television coverage from the past week while bestowing […]

In the Evening Heartbroken Girl Sitting on a Sofa, Crying, Using Tissues, Eating Ice Cream and Watching Drama on TV. Her Room is in Mess. (Shutterstock.com)

To The Pain: 10 Television Episodes Guaranteed to Make You Ugly Cry

Never underestimate the healing power of a good cry. Life has a way of piling upon us, with one thing after another going wrong. Busy, stressful days rarely offer us an opportunity to sit down and express our feelings. But every once in a while, we really need to – as I tell my kids […]

A scene from Blackish episode "Hope", courtesy of ABC.

Black-ish Returning Fall 2020 After ABC Reshuffles Schedule

On Thursday, ABC announced that it had readjusted its Fall 2020 programming schedule in a way that should make Black-ish fans very happy. After releasing a schedule on Wednesday that had the Kenya Barris-created comedy's return being held until midseason, Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, says she spoke with Barris and they agreed that the […]

Why Hasn't Jimmy Kimmel Addressed His Own Blackface History?

Why Hasn't Jimmy Kimmel Addressed His Own Blackface History Yet?

I would like to congratulate Jimmy Kimmel as a Hollywood success story. He's come a long way from his Comedy Central days on The Man Show and Win Ben Stein's Money. He also entertained millions as the comic relief for Fox NFL Sunday. Now not only does he have a late-night show called Jimmy Kimmel […]

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "Out of the Past" - It was just another average morning on July 22, 1955, when Agent Phil Coulson realized the importance of that day in the S.H.I.E.L.D. history books. With a chip on his shoulder and a genre-bending glitch in his system, he'd set into motion a chain of events that would hopefully preserve the timeline as we know it and ensure those pesky chronicoms get the ending they deserve. What could go wrong? To find out, tune in to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. - (ABC/Jessica Brooks) CLARK GREGG

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 Preview: Coulson Does Dime Novel Noir

With only hours to go before Wednesday night's episode hits east coast screens, ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is offering viewers a sneak preview of "Out of the Past." From what we've seen so far, it looks like the episode is centered around the rise and "fall" of Agent Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) but what's the […]

The Rookie (ABC/Christopher Willard)

The Rookie Season 3 Set to Address Police Brutality, Policing Issues

In light of the killing of George Floyd and the worldwide protests over police brutality and racism, broadcast networks, cablers, and streaming services are having to take a long and critical look at how the police, police work, and community interactions are being portrayed. With ABC's The Rookie set to return for a third season […]

HOLEY MOLEY - "Where the Herd At?" - The "Holey Moley" competition opens up on returning favorite Slip N' Putt where, despite one competitor's posse of celebrity friends including Josh Duhamel cheering him on, a tiebreaker putt-off determines which contestant will advance to the next round. Later, mini-golf meets baseball on The Distractor; and one competitor makes an impressive landing on Polcano against his opponent dubbed "Mister Mini Golf." A last-minute twist sends one surprise contestant into the final round on Double Dutch Courage when "Holey Moley" airs THURSDAY, JUNE 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Christopher Willard) TANNER BEARD, CLAY MYERS

Holey Moley II Preview: Putt-Offs, Inflatable Sharks and Josh Duhamel

That's right, we're back with our weekly preview of NBA superstar, mini-golf course pro, and executive producer Stephen Curry and ABC's mini-golf competition series Holey Moley. This week, the tension starts early with a putt-off in the opener and builds from there. Expect twists, turns, and a mash-up with "America's Pastime" before heading into the final round. […]

A scene from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Out of the Past" (Image: ABC)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 Preview: Agent Sousa's Last Stand?

Before we get into a look at some preview images and the promo for this week's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we have a bone to pick with ABC and an explanation of what you're about to see for "Out of the Past." As you're about to see, the episode is pretty much centered […]

Batwoman and Supergirl disagree on "Crisis on Infinite Earths", courtesy of The CW.

Batwoman, BTS Army, NASCAR, WWE, Live PD & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome back to our second edition of BCTV Sunday Slices (yes, we do read your feedback every now and then), where I highlight some of our television coverage from the past week and offer my wise and incredibly witty three cents (so impressive are my thoughts that they earn an extra penny each). Then in […]

The Brady Bunch. image courtesy of Paramount.

Brady Bunch, Get Smart and More: Does Classic TV Work For Modern Kids?

Despite the modern discourse on the perils of screen time for children, I love watching television with my kids. I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and later ER with my parents, and now treasure those shared memories. In an effort to create similar memories for our elementary school-aged children, my spouse and I […]

Matt James becomes the first black lead of ‘The Bachelor’ in franchise history l GMA

The Bachelor: Rachel Lindsay Welcomes Matt James, Posts on Casting

While The Bachelorette season 13 lead Rachel Lindsay was proud to see The Bachelor choose Matt James as the long-running series' first Black Bachelor, she didn't mince words questioning the network and producers' motivations and timing of the decision. In her first tweet, Lindsay congratulated James on his casting and called it, "a step in the […]

Enver Gjokaj's Daniel Sousa stars in this week's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Image: ABC).

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Showrunners, Enver Gjokaj Talk Sousa's Role

This week's episode of ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. brought Enver Gjokaj's Daniel Sousa into the Agents' world and from the looks of next week's episode "Out of the Past," Sousa's backstory is going to play a major part in whether or not the Chronicoms get their way and our heroes' futures are toast. Thankfully, […]

Meet Matt James from The Bachelor (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

The Bachelor Casts Matt James, ABC Show's First Black Bachelor

In a move that comes amidst The Bachelorette season 13 lead Rachel Lindsay calling out the network and franchise to "acknowledge their systemic racism" (and to show that it actually takes place in 2020 and not 1920), ABC's The Bachelor has chosen the reality series' first Black "bachelor" with Matt James set to lead the […]

DON'T - "Don't Be a Wiseguy" (ABC/Guy D'Alema) ADAM SCOTT

Ryan Reynolds, Adam Scott Hope We Don't Like Doing What We're Told

Executive producer Ryan Reynolds, host Adam Scott, and ABC are banking on our ability to do whatever it is that we're told not to do with Don't. Premiering Thursday night, June 11, with kick-off episode "Don't Be a Wiseguy" finds Brooklyn folks Lisa, David, Jaime, and Giuseppe "do" their best to make it through a […]